Thread Number: 75231  /  Tag: Ranges, Stoves, Ovens
It's GE, it's Canadian, and it's turquoise, eh?
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Post# 990536   4/13/2018 at 08:05 (191 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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I have already been informed that the garage in St-Lib is beginning to look too much like the garage in Ogden.


Well, tough.... 


THIS was too good to pass up!!

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Post# 990539 , Reply# 1   4/13/2018 at 08:10 (191 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Say hello to my 'new' Canadian-built GE range!    I am not sure of the year, but given that turquoise disappeared from GE's lines in 1966 I have to guess it's a mid-60s model.   The model number is:  36J42 3219 16 UY; serial is 85 98 0.  None of this jibes with the GE charts I have, I am hoping my Canadian GE Service books will help me decode this.  


So overall, the range is in good condition.  It needs a good cleaning and a new oven element right off the bat. 


I am thinking this is a mid-range model.  I love that Keep Warm switch - I can only guess this powers the oven elements at a very low heat.  So much to explore!


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Post# 990540 , Reply# 2   4/13/2018 at 08:12 (191 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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But wait, there's more - I darn near fainted when Phil opened the oven drawer to find these inside.  The complete rotisserie kit!!  It doesn't look as if it has seen much use.  YAY!!

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Post# 990542 , Reply# 3   4/13/2018 at 08:17 (191 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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And here's what makes a Canadian range Canadian - fuses!   Ranges built up here from the 50s right until the late 80s had a fuse panel to protect each surface and oven element, as well as the appliance outlets.  This has probably prevented me from blowing out the power grid on a couple of occaisons... LOL 


So, it's going to be parts-hunting time for me - the oven element is top priority, but I am also missing one oven rack. 


Then?  Well.... this might wind up in the kitchen in St-Lib, especially as I have a turquoise GE range hood!  At the moment, I had to remove the range hood to allow the Flair to fit.  Oh and I shouldn't think about this, but the person who sold me the range has....the matching GE Frost-Guard refrigerator (turquoise and working!).  It's gonna be an interesting summer, methinks!  

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Post# 990543 , Reply# 4   4/13/2018 at 08:17 (191 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Congratulations on your find!

Post# 990545 , Reply# 5   4/13/2018 at 09:03 (191 days old) by spacepig (Floridas Emerald Coast)        

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OMG! Congrats on the find! Did you get pix of the fridge?

Post# 990549 , Reply# 6   4/13/2018 at 09:31 (191 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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Congratulations!  What a nice find - and will be even nicer once you work your magic on it.


lawrence (turquoise with envy)

Post# 990558 , Reply# 7   4/13/2018 at 11:14 (191 days old) by kevin313 (Detroit, Michigan)        

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Paul - a thing of beauty! Once you have it all cleaned up it's going to be a lovely addition to your collection!! Congratulations!!

Post# 990580 , Reply# 8   4/13/2018 at 14:10 (191 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Wow! Congratulations on that super find. Really interesting about the fuses. I had no idea electric stoves ever came with them in Canada (or anywhere else for that matter). And I second the motion for pictures of the matching Frost Guard refrigerator. You just KNOW you're getting it Paul!

Post# 990589 , Reply# 9   4/13/2018 at 15:35 (191 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, Iowa)        

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What a unique GE! Once cleaned she'll be a beauty. Guessing there's a panel light?

Post# 990599 , Reply# 10   4/13/2018 at 16:23 (191 days old) by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

Did GE in Canada entirely miss the pushbutton era? Those don't appear to be fixed heat controls. Looks like they OEM'ed ranges from one of the other manufacturers in this era. It does seem like there were a surplus of range manufacturers in Canada (Enterprise, L'Islet, Elmira...) Inquiring minds are curious!

Post# 990624 , Reply# 11   4/13/2018 at 19:52 (190 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Hi Paul

Just send Hubby down to stay with us about a week, he will never complain again when he sees how much we drag in!

Post# 990634 , Reply# 12   4/13/2018 at 21:36 (190 days old) by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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GE pushbutton stoves were alive and well in Canada

Post# 990722 , Reply# 13   4/14/2018 at 17:19 (190 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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GE made plenty of push button cooktops and ranges in Canada but they had infinite switches sooner than the US models did. This one still has the 4 terminal burners that were used with 5 heat switches.

BTW, here’s a picture of the Canadian Talisman fridge that was with used with that range and a few more pictures of the range.

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Post# 990725 , Reply# 14   4/14/2018 at 17:53 (190 days old) by steved (Guilderland, New York)        
I spy

Today I noticed on my late neighbor's garage (she passed about 2 yrs ago and the house is just sitting) that the window dropped opened a bit, so I went over to push it shut. Just inside the glass I noticed a fridge like this in Canary Yellow! The house was built in 1962 but isn't this from 65/66? No other details are available, so I don't know working condition, but I understand the kids are putting the house up for sale this spring. I will stay tuned!

Post# 990739 , Reply# 15   4/14/2018 at 19:43 (189 days old) by superocd (PNW)        

What made manufacturers stop the use of fuses in Canadian-market ranges?

I've never heard of such a thing.

And what's with the stacked controls on most Canadian ranges, where the surface element control knobs are stacked two high on each side, rather than across like US ranges?

Post# 990782 , Reply# 16   4/15/2018 at 05:20 (189 days old) by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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I spied a typewriter in one of those pics, what kind is it

Post# 990811 , Reply# 17   4/15/2018 at 11:06 (189 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        
I have a date...

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I guess I should have been able to figure this out - it's a 1964 model (hence the 'Y' at the end of the model number!

I had a dig in my Canadian GE literature and it seems infinite-heat dial switches appeared on late 1963 models, not the Americana for some reason. Further trivia, the first mention of a P7 oven is in a late 1966 bulletin.  We were somewhat backward up here.

Now to find that new oven element!!

Post# 990820 , Reply# 18   4/15/2018 at 12:56 (189 days old) by 114jwh (Vancouver)        
Congrats on the new acquisition Paul!

The turquoise is great and it'll clean up really nice. Check at the Restore for baking elements - I always see them there.

Nice that you got the rotisserie. Have you ever used one of these in an oven before (or anyone for that matter)? I'm curious to try it one day as I have two stoves that have this. However, I would guess that it makes a terrible mess in the oven.

Curious about the Keep Warm function too. Wondering how that works...does it just run the baking element on 120V?

Ive seen many GE ranges lately with this style control panel - they must have been popular.

Fuses have been on Canadian ranges forever!

Congrats once again Paul

Post# 991025 , Reply# 19   4/16/2018 at 21:24 (187 days old) by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

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Post# 991026 , Reply# 20   4/16/2018 at 21:28 (187 days old) by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

I still have a feeling this wasn't a genuine GE from their factory--the control panel doesn't have a GE feeling to me with the centred burner controls.

Post# 991030 , Reply# 21   4/16/2018 at 21:55 (187 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Your AW screen name has brought you many turquoise "eggs" for your basket over the years, this summer looks to be no different.

The range is beautiful, the knob arrangement is really unique. Some new elements & ring units and some (a lot, usually) of elbow grease and that range will be stunning.

Enjoy your new GE, and get the fridge. You know you want it :P

Post# 991072 , Reply# 22   4/17/2018 at 08:33 (187 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
what a beauteous range!

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Even the knob shapes were better back then! I've always felt GE made some of the best cooking ranges. The Canadians were so smart to fuse everything, but it's sort of odd that they put them in front where they were so visible. I'd love to see this in a 40" model!

steved...if that fridge becomes available and if you're not interested in it I might be, been looking for a Canary Yellow '60s fridge, or in pink or coppertone... those colors are my all time faves and I'd really like a '60s vintage fridge for our summer place.

Post# 991111 , Reply# 23   4/17/2018 at 13:12 (187 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        
Time to do some exploring...

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The weather's crummy and the contractor who was supposed to help with some renovations in Ogden bailed on me so I was drawn back to St-Lib by a certain GE range...


A hard lesson I learned with my 2nd turquoise electric range is "Step 1 - check all wiring".  It checks out and the wiring diagram is present and accounted for should I need to unscramble things.

Oh and I thought that connection in the 1st picture looked a bit loose, so I redid it. I will bet this switch (for the keep warm feature) has been replaced.

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Post# 991115 , Reply# 24   4/17/2018 at 13:21 (187 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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I don't have a workshop in St-Lib so I could only do a few tests with 120 volts. I am pleased with the results though! Console and oven lights work as do the surface unit indicators. Better still, the clock and rotisserie also work (video proof to be posted shortly). I  am feeling optimistic about this one! 

I shall begin the scrubbing next. 

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Post# 991117 , Reply# 25   4/17/2018 at 13:30 (187 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Rotisserie and minute timer buzzer - shame the clock didn't have a second hand (there's something I like about the clock on the 62 Flair!). 



Post# 991139 , Reply# 26   4/17/2018 at 16:21 (187 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

Nice range, Paul.

I noticed that the clock is round, like the US GE ranges used prior to the '60 models.

Post# 991207 , Reply# 27   4/18/2018 at 06:15 (186 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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I like the fact that this range has fuses.  Too bad that today's millennials would have no clue how to change one out if one blew.  That is if they would even know how to use a stove (gas or electric) to begin with.

Post# 991388 , Reply# 28   4/19/2018 at 09:39 (185 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Home of Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
What a find Paul

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It will fit right in !!

Post# 991410 , Reply# 29   4/19/2018 at 13:41 (185 days old) by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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Roger the fuses aren't left open like that . He's got the cover off. Look back at the first few pics. Many times they were along the top of the control panel which had a flip top

Post# 991412 , Reply# 30   4/19/2018 at 14:12 (185 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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I remember the 57 Frigidaire Super my folks had (and that I learned how to cook on) had a fuse panel under the oven, accessible only when the storage drawer was fully removed.  What a delight that was to get to.... LOL 

Post# 991414 , Reply# 31   4/19/2018 at 14:52 (185 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        
The only explanation...

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What dirt, exactly, do you have on the Turquoise Fairy?

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Post# 991417 , Reply# 32   4/19/2018 at 15:01 (185 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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I AM the turquoise fairy... lol


Speaking of dirt, here's the stove after the first pass.  Note to self: Easy-Off Max (the low fume stuff) just doesn't work as well as the stuff you need to wear a gas mask when using.   I've been a landlord, so I have seen worse...

One amazing thing: the range top and its front and side edges have no chips or flakes. That is most unusual to see in a range of this vintage!  

Off to do some parts shopping this weekend, hopefully a new bake element will be found.

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Post# 991422 , Reply# 33   4/19/2018 at 15:26 (185 days old) by potatochips (Nova Scotia)        

Beautiful find Paul! Thanks for sharing some Canadiana.

Post# 991454 , Reply# 34   4/19/2018 at 19:40 (184 days old) by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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Just yesterday my sister visited and gave me shit for feeding Beneful to Pip. She's a vet assistant and thinks she knows better.. lol.

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